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Stock HS & fan + thermal paste??

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by TechnicalFreak, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. I need to remove the old thermal paste from under my stock HS/fan (btw, it's an AMD athlon 64) it's the stock HS/fan that came with the cpu.

    Now, the place where I always buy my computer related stuff from had theese two things to offer:

    1.Coollaboratory Liquid MetalPad 3xCPU, 3xGPU + Cleaning set ( I really need to change the thermal paste for the Arctic Cooler on my Radeon aswell.)

    2.TherMaxTech XtFlux-GA High Performance Nanotechnology cooling paste (long name, huh?)

    The last mentioned (2) is new on the market he said. Also, they import it themselfs so it's cheap. It contains a combination of high-purity particles and silicone oil , it's thermal resistance is : 0.067 °C cm²/W. Also it can stand temps up to 200°C (or 392°Fahrenheit).

    Both are the same price : 22€uro (32US$ / 16£). What to choose??

    Also, how do I remove this "thermal paste" from under the HS? It's almost like chewing gum...


    Thankful for any replies.
     
  2. Namslas90 New Member

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    To remove the "bubble Gum" type paste you need something stronger than alcohol. I use Electric switch and Contack cleaner,(just spray it into the cap and use Q-tip or like swab). The store should have some sort of TIM remover, just ask.

    I would go for the paste not the pad. :toast:
     
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    /\ +1 ditto :D
     
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    i would sugest as5, only because ive never heard of the other stuff you mentioned above, i can tell you that #1 sounds like a metallic TIM, while #2 is a sillicone based TIM
     
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    Coollaboratory Liquid MetalPad WILL EAT YOUR ALUMINUM HEATSINK !!!
    and I think your stock amd heatsink is aluminum.... try MX-2 or OCZ-freez
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    Ouch!! :cry::nutkick:
     
  7. Holy crap.. that doesn't look too good :eek:
    Ok, here is a direct link to the #2 thermal paste thingy..:

    http://www.thermaxtech.com/
     

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